No known cure
I've researched this. All the places that do chrome do other stuff like bumpers and motorcycle stuff and don't specialize in bikes. Cycle Art used to do nickle then chrome but not any longer. I was told buffing the frame was a dangerous task, especially for my double top tube cruiser. I saw an episode of Counting Cars where chrome paint was sprayed on a bumper and result was the same as a dipped frame. I want just the nickle plating and thankfully there's a ton of shops in Southern California and a huge bike scene outside of mountain and road bikes.Does anyone know if it's feasible to strip a steel bike of its paint and have it chromed? There a re a few automotive and industrial platers in town but I understand they will apply a coat far too thick for a bike.
I am talking about taking "raw" one or two steps further and making it MIRROR finish. Maybe with oil slick everything......
I am feeling nostalgic for my childhood BMX bike (which was chrome)